Energy Saving Solutions
Thomas Edison promoted the direct current (DC) for electric power distribution against George Westinghouse’s alternating current (AC) in the nineteenth century, but lost the battle then. Perhaps Thomas Edison was right after all. As new technology develops, it's time to ask the question: should we be using direct current (DC) instead of alternating current (AC)?
It’s really quite amazing how technology has changed the energy landscape. The revival of DC power is just one of several trends that is happening because of the revolution in technology harnessing renewable energy.
Advances in photovoltaic technology have made DC power available in plenty. Eliminating conversions from DC to AC and vice versa can greatly improve the efficiency of the overall system.
If homes and businesses start using solar PV, fuel cells and batteries as DC sources directly powering their electrical/ electronic needs, including lighting, entertainment and computing, they could not only increase efficiency but also cut grid reliance. It would be extremely difficult and expensive to retrofit today’s bulk transmission system for DC. However, bypassing the AC grid entirely and making ones infrastructure more reliable and efficient (a “nanogrid”) is technically and economically feasible.
The passion to tap the above massive potential, we at Invent have developed a solution that will utilize Solar PV’s DC output and tie it directly to DC-consuming electrical loads, raising efficiencies, reducing losses.